Countryside House in Portugal by Pedro Reis
By its shape this house reminds of the previously reviewed Crossbox House, but it has a completely different concept, moreover it’s more like a luxury house and it’s 344 sq. meters big. The client’s wish was to have a contemporary holiday house to escape from the city noise. He arranged a competition between three Portuguese design studios to get the selection of house plans. Pedro Reis won the competition with his project of bi-volumetric house.
The residence consists of two blocks. The upper light one has a lot of floor to ceiling windows; one of it’s walls is actually of glass the can be shifted. The bottom floor provides more privacy for intimate and service zones. Both volumes seem to ignore the colorful hilly surroundings with the first one being anchored right into the hill and the second one being suspended on top.
Photographs by: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra